Šovs of force

[..] Russia is preparing to escalate its military operations in Syria in order to tout its standing as a great power, reinforce its claims to be a credible partner against violent extremism, and reinvigorate domestic support for its continued participation in the Syrian Civil War. Russia has set conditions for a major demonstration of its military might following the completion of the latest in a long series of ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Aleppo City set to end on November 4. Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, is expected to arrive off the Syrian Coast in the coming days. The arrival of the Kuznetsov with its accompanying fleet of cruise missile-equipped submarines and frigates signals Russia’s likely intent to conduct a new wave of strikes against strategically significant targets in Syria. The deployment comes amidst a recent opposition offensive to break the pro-regime siege of Aleppo City as well as continued pro-regime gains in the Eastern Ghouta Suburbs of Damascus. Russia will likely exploit opportunities in both Aleppo City and Damascus to highlight its ability to project force against “terrorism” and demonstrate the continued legitimacy of its client regime. [ ..]

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vara bungas: Vai kāds ticētu, ka  šis Admiral Kuznecov & Co pārgājiens no Severomorskas līdz Tartusam beigsies bez viena šāviena? Visi saprot, ka eskalācija sasniegs kulmināciju US prezidenta vēlēšanu dienas priekšvakarā, jo tas ir  kremļa šovmenu stilā.  “Kalibra” zalves jau bija, iespējams būs vēl, tomēr  galvenā fīča, kurai būtu jāpievērš uzmanību ir Ka-52K, Ka-27 un  Ka-31 helikopteru operācijas no Admiral Kuznecov klāja, jo īpaši izceļot Ka-52K bruņojumā esošo  PT raķešu “Germes” kaujas pielietošanu. Pie reizes varēsim novērtēt farnču principiālo nostāju, kas uz kādu laiku attālināja Mistral desantkuģu parādīšanos pie mūsu krastiem, jo īpaši atceroties, ka katrs no šādiem kuģiem varētu nest 8-16 Ka-52 helikopterus.

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[..] Похоже, командование ВМФ и Генштаб не верят в то, что сирийский кризис может привести к «большой» войне с США и с НАТО и можно выпендриваться, изображая ударную авианосную группу, как у американцев. То, что «Кузнецова» с мощным сопровождением без особой военной надобности послали в Сирию, по сути оголив Баренцево море, — это добрый знак.[..]

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